Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

THE HUMANS

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning play, THE HUMANS. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard, the play, which was the recipient of over 20 Best Play Awards in 2016, begins previews on January 16th, opens on January 24th, and runs through March 4th on the Walnut’s Mainstage.

After a sleepless night, Erik Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. American middle class hopes, dreams, and fears are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this humorous, hopeful and heart-tugging new play. Continue reading THE HUMANS

OCVTS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY PRESENTS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

2/22 AT 4:00 PM, 2/23 AT 7:00 PM, & 2/24 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Once upon a time, a privileged Prince refuses to treat a poor Beggar Woman with kindness. She reveals herself an Enchantress & casts a spell on the spoiled boy that imprisons him in the body of a Beast. His servants are also cursed to become the objects they take care of in the castle. They are all doomed unless the Prince can find true love, Belle a spirited, intelligent young lady trapped in a rather mundane village surrounded by the ordinary & pursued by an arrogant suitor (Gaston). Belle gets through her dull days by finding adventure in books & spending time with her quirky, father (Maurice). He gets lost one day & wanders into an isolated castle to find refuge from a pack of nasty wolves. He becomes a captive to the castle’s lonely master (Beast). Belle finds Maurice & offers to become the Beast’s prisoner in exchange for her father’s freedom. With the help of the enchanted servants, Belle helps the Beast discover his inner kindness. But will it be enough to break the spell?
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FEBRUARY SHOWS MELT THE ICE AT GRUNIN CENTER

This February, the Grunin Center for the Arts is featuring an exciting array of entertainment from jazz to R&B to children’s shows and more. All performances take place on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, Ocean County College, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2. Purchase tickets online at http://grunincenter.org, call 732-255-0500, or visit the Box Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Continue reading FEBRUARY SHOWS MELT THE ICE AT GRUNIN CENTER

Bay Atlantic Symphony to Feature Bach and Mendelssohn at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Jan. 21

The Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform selections by Bach and Mendelssohn at the Stockton Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.

A “Conversation with the Conductor” will be held in the L-Wing Art Gallery at 1:00 p.m.

Violinist Kai Gleusteen has been a BAS favorite for years and will be joined by pianist Catherine Ordronneau. This husband/wife duo will be featured individually and then together in this romping double concerto. Continue reading Bay Atlantic Symphony to Feature Bach and Mendelssohn at Stockton Performing Arts Center, Jan. 21

Noyes Foundation Donates Remaining Assets to Stockton Foundation for New Noyes Fund

The Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winslow Noyes Foundation has donated its remaining assets to the Stockton University Foundation to support the ongoing work of The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University.

The Stockton Foundation will establish and administer a new Noyes Foundation Fund, to include transferred assets of approximately $2.2 million in cash, securities and property, including the former museum building on Lily Lake Road, which is for sale. Proceeds of the property’s sale will become part of the Noyes Fund. Continue reading Noyes Foundation Donates Remaining Assets to Stockton Foundation for New Noyes Fund

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why: 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea

Presented by the Asbury Park Press, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing their 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea on Friday, December 15th at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing two sets of original music, along with favorite holiday covers to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Special guests will be joining the band throughout the night. Continue reading Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why: 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea

New Planetarium Schedule for Holiday Shows December 26-31

Enjoy a celestial experience at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Please park in Parking Lot #2.  Enjoy a variety of laser, kids, and holiday shows!

HOLIDAY SHOWS

Sat, Dec 2Dec 9Dec 16Dec 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Season of Light with Free Star Talk & Laser Song! (Ages 7 & up). Explore the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the holiday season. It’s an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the Star over Bethlehem. This is an elegant and sophisticated program about the coldest and darkest of seasons – a time that holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. The show recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice – Christian, Jewish, Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican, and Hopi.
Continue reading New Planetarium Schedule for Holiday Shows December 26-31

AC Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns To Atlantic City To Create Holiday Magic

The Atlantic City Ballet will once again bring their spectacular holiday theatrical event to The Circus Maximus Theater. The Nutcracker is a treasured classic that tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet. There’s no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by
sharing Atlantic City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this holiday classic. It is a night too magical to miss!!!!! This year’s production in Atlantic City is being Co-presented by Docks Oyster House. Continue reading AC Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns To Atlantic City To Create Holiday Magic

The Bay Atlantic Symphony to Perform Holiday Concert in Campus Center Theater, Dec. 10

Two carol sing-alongs – one with orchestra and the other gathered ’round our maestro at the piano – conclude the 2017 season at the Stockton Campus Center Theater on Dec. 10. Baroque music fits the holidays like Stilton and Port. Let’s trim the tree and spin the dreidel!

Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $33 and may be ordered online at stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 609-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance.  Continue reading The Bay Atlantic Symphony to Perform Holiday Concert in Campus Center Theater, Dec. 10